Just Doodling About ....

I decided to doodle the other night -
let my mind and hand do whatever
was drawn to creating - and i came up with this ...
It was a 15 minutes doodle - i didn`t want to
spend too much time on this - as i wanted to see
what i could achieve and do something different -
or what you might call " mindless creativity " .
I then coloured it in with watercolour pencils .

Having done this - i was curious to know

if it had any or no meaning - so i read up on this subject .

Doodling might occur accidentally, or may indicate

familiarity with the realm of knowledge they belong to. Note

also that 'doodle' reallyrefers to absent-minded scribblings,

not conscious works of art that happen .

It must also be considered whether the inspiration

for a doodle isinternal or external. Is the artist

expressing concern with a current situation or experience

(a person causing difficulties, something on TV, or a movie they

have seen) or is it a reflection of an internal state(their

personality, an emotional state or conflict)?

And here is somethings i found out about mine..

Triangles are a geometrically stable shape but also

suggest direction and sense of purpose.

Arrows represent direction and ambition. Drawn

aggressively,they represent a desire for action. Drawn

in careful outline, they indicate a desire for progression

or advancement, especially if pointing upwards .

Purple may represent sexual frustration or a need

to appear unorthodox, and is a favorite color of artists .

Red often represents power. It can indicate anger

('seeing red') or a need to impose authority .

That`s just some of my " meanings "

Even though i was not really thinking of

what i was drawing - it seems my unconscious mind

was telling me something else .

I do have plans for another direction - i wish to go

and feel more fulfilled creatively .

Although it seemed a childish way to draw -

i have discovered something else about myself .

What will your doodles say about you ??

** text from Doodle analysis on **


sherry smyth said...

Polly wants to doodle all the day!! :)

I love doodling...and I think we do the same kind of doodling all the is usually what we are thinking about, "who" we are and though "mindless" our mind is clearly sending a message!

Meggie said...

Hey Carolyn! Just dropped by to say hello. What an interesting post on doodling...never realized there was such a thing as doodle analysis. Your drawing is lovely and I wish I had half of your creativity. Have a great Sunday, dear friend!